Mackenzie, who has already beaten neuroblastoma once before, found out that the cancer had come back in November 2012.
There are limited options for relapsed neuroblastoma available in the UK, so her parents, Kimberley and Jason, have launched a fundraising appeal with SKC to raise the money needed for Mackenzie to have clinical treatment in Germany.
Mackenzie was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in October 2009 when she was just 5 years old. Mackenzie was treated at the Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children. After gruelling treatment including chemotherapy, surgery and IL2 immunotherapy, Mackenzie completed her treatment in December 2010 and scans showed no signs of cancer.
Devastatingly, less than 2 years later, a routine MRI scan showed that the cancer had returned.
Mackenzie’s mum Kimberley said, “Our beautiful daughter Mackenzie had relapsed! Since November 2012 Mackenzie has again had to endure more chemotherapy and two stem cell harvests which will be used after she undergoes her MIBG (a radiopharmaceutical treatment) at hospital in London in May 2013.
MIBG is the very last treatment option available to Mackenzie in the UK. This is why we are fundraising with SKC to take Mackenzie to Germany for Haploidentical Stem Cell transplant treatment which costs £350,000.
Mackenzie is a very special nine year old who has overcome so very much in the past three and a half years. She has never complained, she just does what she knows she has to do. When Mackenzie grows up she really wants to be a nurse. Her daddy and I will do all that we can to make this happen.”
Please help us to help Mackenzie by making a donation to SKC. Please give as much as you can afford to help us save our beautiful daughter Mackenzie. Every donation made for Mackenzie, no matter how small, will make a difference.”
If you can help us by holding or organising a fundraising event to raise money for Mackenzie’s Appeal please contact the fundraising team at SKC on 020 7284 0800.